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Headquarters (visiting address)

European XFEL GmbH
Albert-Einstein-Ring 19
22761 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 40 8998-6006
Fax: +49 40 8998-1905

Mailing address

Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

Invoice address

European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH
Albert-Einstein-Ring 19
22761 Hamburg

Press office

Tel: +49 40 8998-6921 / -4595 / -4977 / -3616
Fax: +49 40 8998-2020


Fax: +49 40 8998-1905

HR Group

Phone: +49 40 8998-2844
Fax: +49 40 8998-1905

General enquiries

Phone: +49 40 8998-6006
Fax: +49 40 8998-1905

Contacting staff members

Phone numbers and e-mail addresses of staff members can be found on the staff page.

Contacting the webteam

You can contact the web team at .

How to reach us

European XFEL on the DESY Campus Hamburg-Bahrenfeld

By public transport

  • From Hamburg Airport (approx. 60 minutes; 3.20 €)
    • Take S-Bahn S1 or S11 in the direction of Blankenese or Wedel to Othmarschen.
    • Go on with MetroBus 1 in the direction of Schenefelder Holt to Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld.
    • Walk from there to Albert-Einstein-Ring (approx. 5-10 minutes) or change to MetroBus 2 in the direction of Schenefelder Platz or Schenefeld (Mitte) for one stop.
  • From Bf. Altona (approx. 15 minutes; 3.20 €)
    • Take MetroBus 2 in the direction of Schenefelder Platz or Schenefeld (Mitte) and get off at Luruper Chaussee (DESY).
    • Albert-Einstein-Ring starts at the opposite side of the road.

Timetables can be found at

By taxi

  • From Hamburg Airport (approx. 20-30 minutes; approx. 25 €)
  • From Altona train station (approx. 15-20 minutes; approx. 12 €)

By car

  • Exit the motorway A7 at HH-Bahrenfeld.
    • Arriving from the South: Turn left onto the main road (Osdorfer Landstraße).
    • Arriving from the North: Turn right onto the main road (Osdorfer Landstraße).
  • Turn right onto Ebertallee.
  • Turn left onto Luruper Chaussee.
  • Turn left onto the third road (Albert-Einstein-Ring).
  • Albert-Einstein-Ring 19 is one of the three buildings on the right hand side.
  • At the gate for the three buildings, you will need to input a code to enter. Please ask for this code ahead of time if you intend to come by car. Press the green button to lift the vehicle gate.
  • Inside the parking garage, turn right twice to find the guest parking spaces.